2-Generation Learning

Family and Child Education (FACE) Program

The Family and Child Education (FACE) program was created in 1990 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (now the Bureau of Indian Education) within the Office of Indian Education Programs to develop an integrated model for an American Indian early childhood/parental involvement program. The program was designed to serve

  • children (from birth to age 5) and their parents by providing early childhood and adult education — including academic and parenting services — at home and in center-based settings; and,
  • children in grades K-3, providing opportunities for active learning.

Funding: FACE is funded through the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).

Use of Funds: FACE grantees use funding to provide family literacy services, consistent with the federal, four-component definition of family literacy.